Prof. Sune Svanberg, Lund University, Lund, Sweden & South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, to speak at ECE-NTUA on December 17, 2019, at 10:30 (Amphitheater 4, New Building of ECE-NTUA)

Lecture Title: Laser spectroscopy applied to biomedical research

Abstract: Laser spectroscopy has revolutionized many areas of research, and also had major impact in the biomedical field. Lasers of suitable wavelength have found many applications in diagnostics as well as treatment. Fluorescence monitoring and photodynamic therapy are having increasing impact in the management of malignant disease. Narrow-band lasers provide powerful biomedical gas analysis, including lung surveillance of neonatal babies and as a tool in fighting antibiotic resistance related to over-prescription for sinus and middle-ear infections. An overview of recent work in the biophotonics groups in Lund and in Guangzhou (by Sune Svanberg and Katarina Svanberg) will be given.

Short Bio: Sune Svanberg obtained his PhD from University of Gothenburg in 1972, and is since 1980 professor of physics at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. During 30 years he was head of the Atomic Physics Division, and during 20 years director of the Lund Laser Centre. Since 2011 he is also a distinguished professor at the South China Normal University, Guangzhou. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences (and during 10 years a member of its Nobel Committee for Physics; two years as chairman), and the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. His research interests include laser spectroscopic applications to the environmental, food safety and biomedical fields.

Short Bio: Katarina Svanberg obtained her PhD from Lund University in 1989, and is affiliated with the Department of Oncology, Lund University Hospital, where she has been active as chief consultant and adjoint professor. Since 2011 she is also a distinguished professor at the South China Normal University, Guangzhou. Her research interests concern applications of laser spectroscopy to the biomedical and biophotonics fields.

This lecture is co-organized by the Laboratory of Biomedical Optics and Applied Biophysics of ECE-NTUA and Laboratory of Optoelectronics, Lasers and their Applications of SAMPS-NTUA.